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Hypertensive crisis in young woman with takayasu arteritis.
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PMID:  21921377     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A young woman who was experiencing repeated convulsions was admitted. The patient's brain magnetic resonance image revealed reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy. Blood pressure fluctuated at times to more than 200 mmHg, and the measurement of the right and left upper arms differed by approximately 70 mmHg. Enhanced computed tomography revealed stenotic lesions of some arteries including the left renal artery. Such findings led to an initial diagnosis of Takayasu arteritis and hypertensive encephalopathy caused by renovascular hypertension. A percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty was successfully performed. The patient's blood pressure returned to normal value without the use of antihypertensive drugs.
Osamu Ogawa; Ritsuo Watanabe; Hiroshi Shimizu; Fumiaki Masani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-09-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1349-7235     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1963-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Niigata Prefectural Central Hospital, Japan.
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